Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pumpkin Cheese Pie

Sometimes plain old pumpkin pie is just a little plain, so if you're in the mood to try something a little outside the box, this isn't a bad place to start.

Pumpkin Cheese Pie
(A.K.A. In Search of a Better Name Pie*)

2 8oz packages of cream cheese,
 4 eggs, 
1 cup sugar, 
1 16oz can pumpkin, 
2 packages instant vanilla pudding, 
3/4 cup milk, 
a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, 
2 cups Cool Whip,
 2 graham cracker crusts.

Cream the cream cheese sugar and eggs together.  Pour into pie crusts, bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until puffy in center.  Cool.  Combine pudding mix and milk, then add pumpkin and spices.  fold in 1 cup Cool Whip and spread on top of cheese layer.  Cover with remaining Cool Whip and chill.  

Yes, I know, Cool Whip isn't particularly good for you, nor is anything pre-canned or instant, but it's pie. It's not supposed to be good for you.

*I'm thinking of calling it "Thankful Ogre Pie" from now on, because it's in layers, and ogres have layers...

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